Gold Member Badge


  • You're all caught up!

How to Mix Magnesium Sulfate to Treat Acne

How to Mix Magnesium Sulfate to Treat Acne
Acne is a common skin problem among teenagers. Photo Credit: ThamKC/iStock/Getty Images

Acne is a condition in which clogged pores form raised growths, leading to swelling and inflammation of the skin. This clogging of the pores usually is due to excessive oil in the skin. Magnesium sulfate, also known as Epsom salts, is a chemical compound made up of oxygen, magnesium and sulfur. The substance has an extracting effect and often is used as a bath salt to suck toxins and impurities from skin. This has made it a common treatment of acne.

Video of the Day

Step 1

Place 2 tbsp. Epsom salts into a small container and add 1 cup of warm water. Mix with a spoon until the salts have dissolved and formed a thick paste.

Step 2

Apply to the affected areas with a clean cloth and let the poultice set and work for five to 15 minutes.

Step 3

Rinse the paste off the skin with cold water. Repeat this process twice daily for best results.

LiveStrong Calorie Tracker
Lose Weight. Feel Great! Change your life with MyPlate by LIVESTRONG.COM
  • Gain 2 pounds per week
  • Gain 1.5 pounds per week
  • Gain 1 pound per week
  • Gain 0.5 pound per week
  • Maintain my current weight
  • Lose 0.5 pound per week
  • Lose 1 pound per week
  • Lose 1.5 pounds per week
  • Lose 2 pounds per week
  • Female
  • Male
ft. in.


Demand Media